Alicia Moore, soon off to med school, provides a model
for future student-athletes
Emory College graduate Alicia Moore is a model in every sense of the
word. Foremost a standout student-athlete who's demonstrated academic and
athletic excellence, she's also moonlighted as a professional model.
From Milan to Paris to the Bahamas, Moore has traveled the world to develop
her modeling portfolio. The 6-footer from Palm Bay, Fla., has graced three
magazine covers and appeared in countless others, including Italian Vogue.
She has athletics to thank for launching her modeling career during her
high school years. A local newspaper ran a story about Moore's volleyball
team, accompanied by a picture of her in action. The picture caught the
eye of a reader who in turn became Moore's agent.
That modeling career, as well as Moore's athletic career, is about to
be placed on the back burner. This summer she begins medical school at the
University of Alabama-Birmingham, and the tortuous schedule of 18-hour med
school days will leave little time for extracurricular activities.
"I'm going to miss the organized sports," Moore said. "As
I get older, the memories will become more special."
Those memories will include a standout career at Emory in volleyball,
basketball and outdoor track. As a freshman, Moore helped the former two
teams to their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III national championship
tournaments. She made the all-conference first team in all three sports
the last two years, a feat never before accomplished by any athlete at any
In March Moore was selected as the national female winner of the Jostens
Trophy, presented to a NCAA Division III basketball player for success in
athletics and academics and devotion to community service. She carried a
3.58 grade point average into her last semester as a biology major.
"Athletics taught me so much that I would not have learned in the
classroom," Moore said. "You can't put your needs ahead of the
team-rather you have to look at the big picture. I suspect that will become
an important trait in the workplace."
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